Flying Mammals

Sporting fur instead of feathers, the world's only true flying mammals, bats, are all gathered into one order, Chiroptera, with 18 families, 180 Genera, and 925 species. Though not classified as flying mammals, other mammals who can move through the air include sugar gliders, 44 species of flying squirrels, and four species of lemur, called culogos. To learn more and share knowledge about this amazing and unique group of mammals, glide on in to our Flying Mammals category to ask and answer questions.

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Flying Mammals
Bats

What animal is the only true flying mammal?

The bat is the only mammal that has 'true' flight. All other 'flying' mammals are gliders.

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Bats

Do bats have pentadactyl limbs?

Bats do have pentadactyl limbs. Its wing is the forelimb version of the pentadactyl limb. In the bat, the forelimbs have turned into wings for flying by great elongation of four digits, while the hook-like first digit remains free for hanging from trees.
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Sugar Gliders

Who are aerial animals?

Deer

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Bats

Why don't mega bats need to use echolocation?

Megabats need to use it because they don't eat insects.

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Do bats eat cave beetles?

Yes, bats do eat cave beetles

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Do bats eyes glow at night?

No

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Sugar Gliders

Species survival status of sugar glider?

The sugar glider's conservation status is "common".

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Bats

What is the symbiotic relationship between lianas and flying fox?

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Owls

How do bats see in the dark?

HOW DO BATS SEE IN THE DARK

BATS CAN SEE IN THE DARK BECAUSE THEY ARE MAMMALS AND MAMMALS CAN SEE IN THE DARK.

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What is the only mammal that can fly?

Bats are the only mammal that can fly. However, there are 950 species of Bats.

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Bats

How does a bat catch insects in the dark?

Bats use a type of "sonar" to locate objects even in the dark (echo-location). A bat makes a high-pitched noise that bounces off objects nearby and the bat hears the echo. By timing how long it takes for the bat to hear the echo, it can calculate how far away it is. When it comes to a flying insect, the bat listens to the echo of it's noises and is able to locate where the insect is. Then it can fly to the insect and catch it - even if it is pitch dark.

Their echolocation consists of tiny beeps, too high-pitched for our ears, and the echoes tell them where bugs are.

Bats are not actually blind! Bats can actually see very well but at night they use echolocation. This process enables bats to emit sounds from their mouths that bounce off objects and allow them to avoid the objects when flying.

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Mammals
Flying Mammals
Bats

What mammal flies?

Bats! A Bat flies. and is a mammal.

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Bats

Species of gray-headed flying fox?

That would be Pteropus policephalus.

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Bats

What do megabats eat?

They eat fruits and drink water.

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What mammal can fly?

The only mammal that can truly fly is a bat. It is the only mammal capable of free flight, able to launch into flight from a still position.

There are other types of gliding mammals, such as sugar gliders and numerous other varieties of glider, marsupials commonly found in Australia, and flying squirrels. These animals can glide using membranes which extend from their wrists to their elbows. Unlike bats, these animals must launch from a high point in order to glide to a lower point, covering up to 50 metres of ground. This is useful for jumping large distances between trees. There are also the flying lemurs or colugos, which can only parachute jump.

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What does mammals mean?

mammal means you every living thing that lives on land such as elephants monkeys and so on:)

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Word Play, Puns, and Oxymorons

What is the only true oxymoron?

"Happily Married" ?? ;)

- I am -

An oxymoron is not limited to one word, it is a meaning of two words that are completely opposite like jumbo shrimp.

Oxymoron's are technically impossible. Therefore jumbo shrimp is not an oxymoron. Shrimp is the name of an animal and that animal can be jumbo. Deafening silence is a much better example.

An Oxymoron, ( plural oxymoron's, and the rarely used Oxymora) is a figure of speech that combines two words normally contradictory terms Famous oxy morons by George Carlin include Military Intelligence and Jumbo Shrimp. I took the liberty of using Jumbo Shrimp from memory and not a list of everything else I took from the internet on oxymoron. I have wondered if a person who takes Oxycontin is an Oxymoron?

Also jumbo means large and shrimp means small. Literally this phrase means large-small. In this usage it refers to the largest of a small seafood called "Shrimp" so it does make sense. Kudos to George Carlin. We miss you pardner

permanent substitute.

hey, we have one of those!

turn-up missing

Oxymoron itself, coming from the Greek words meaning "Sharp" and "Dull". I think they were "Oxys" and "Morus"...

from the old Cartoon Network show "Sheep in the Big City", two characters: General Specific and Private Public

military intelligence (just kidding!)

a free lunch

Microsoft Works

Act Naturally

Jumbo Shrimp

Chocolate 'Nilla wafers

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Asthma
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Human Behavior

If you use your inhaler when you dont need it is it bad?

$5 0ff $50 New Customer Coupon in Buy.coms Toys and Baby Stores!

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Pelicans

What Type Of Body Covering Do Pelicans Have?

Pelicans are birds. Therefore, like all birds, they have a body covering of feathers.

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Bats

Do bats like pepper spray?

I cannot tell you that they like pepper spray, however Dr. Carlos Iudica has proven in a study that certain fruit bats in southern Argentina enjoy eating capsicum peppers. They eat them as if they were a treat and by the bunch. The bats help disperse the seeds, etc. It is possible that bats like pepper spray because i know most pepper spray contains capsicum extract. i hope this helps.

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Bats

What mammal can fly and has wings?

Bats.They are the only group of mammals that can.

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Bats

How does the flying fox survive?

it dont

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Marsupials
Sugar Gliders

What is the size of a sugar glider?

Most Sugar Gliders are approx. 6.3-7.5 inches in length
and Weigh approx. 100-160 grams.
16 to 21 cm (6.3 to 7.5 inches)

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Bats

What animal kills spectacled flying foxes?

bears

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Bats
Skeletal System

What type of bones do bats have?

hard ones made of calcium - based on standard mammalian model.

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